GREAT MINDS CAN DO
Seton Hall University
or more than 160 years, Seton Hall University has been a place where great minds meet great mentors. In 1856, Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley founded Seton Hall, naming it after his aunt, Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. Bishop Bayley envisioned a university that would be a “home for the mind, the heart and the spirit” — a place that would develop well-rounded, compassionate leaders who put their great minds to good use serving society. Today, we remain dedicated to this vision as we educate the next generation of global servant leaders. At Seton Hall, we teach you about more than the great books, ideas and thinkers of our time; we teach you how to make a difference in the world and how to build a solid foundation on which to lead a successful and enriching life. Here great minds have unprecedented access to unique opportunities and profound experiences that provide life-changing advantages. One of the nation’s top-ranked Catholic universities, Seton Hall is a leader in Catholic education with a deep commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition. Seton Hall is a place where faith meets reason, where we emphasize academic excellence as we engage our students in a dialogue about the intersections of culture, faith, reason, science, philosophy, religion and more.
Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university â€” a national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty; and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship â€” with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment.
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Challenge — Every Step of the Way
More than Just a Number
Our more than 90 rigorous academic programs — highly ranked by The Princeton Review, U.S.News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek — are designed to challenge you. They are meant to create an environment that nurtures your intellectual curiosity and develops well-rounded, analytical and compassionate critical-thinkers. Seton Hall is a place where students conduct research, present at national conferences with faculty, receive grants from NASA, win Fulbright awards and push their boundaries to excel. Here, great minds are exposed — as early as freshman year — to many kinds of hands-on learning opportunities that few schools offers so early on. Seton Hall allows you to blaze a trail and set yourself apart.
Great minds needs great mentors. At Seton Hall, highly accomplished, dedicated faulty will devote their time and attention to your success. We pride ourselves on small classes and devoted faculty members who know more than your name. With an average class size of 21 students and a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, our educators know what makes you tick and what matters most to you; they build on your personal passions to mentor and guide you in your academic and career endeavors. For you this means unprecedented access to faculty and hands-on learning opportunities. This unique relationship fosters a highly enriching learning experience where our faculty work together with you — in the classroom, in labs, in practicum and internship settings — to add real-world value to your learning.
Our faculty are great minds in their own right: accomplished scholars, researchers, authors, artists, filmmakers, former school superintendents and principals, nursing leaders, former ambassadors, analysts, business executives and lawmakers. All are dedicated to their fields and their students. Seton Hall professors have received prestigious recognitions — such as Fulbright Awards, Emmy Awards and Guggenheim Fellowships — and have been awarded millions of dollars in grants from such renowned organizations as NASA and the National Institutes of Health. Each day, our faculty shine in the lecture halls, meet regularly with students outside the classroom and help them learn to think critically. They use the insights they’ve gained teaching and conducting research overseas to broaden the minds and perspectives of our students.
Sulie L. Chang, Ph.D. Biology Professor and Director of the Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology
s a professor and principal investigator on several National Institutes of Health grants, I am rewarded greatly by mentoring my students in the classroom and in the research lab. From my experience, there are two ways to teach in a laboratory: A student can be taught how to follow instructions and learn techniques in a teaching laboratory, much like being taught how to follow a recipe in a cookbook; or a student can learn critical-thinking skills by problem solving in a research laboratory, much like learning how to create his/her own recipes. My preference is the latter — to work with students on how to be good problem solvers and critical-thinkers, and how to overcome obstacles they encounter in the research laboratory and in the world.”
Majors and Programs
Accounting • Accounting (5-year B.S./M.S. dual-degree) ∞ Africana Studies • American Humanics √ Ancient Greek † Anthropology • Applied Scientific Mathematics † Arabic † Archaeology † Art (Art History •; Fine Arts •) Art (B.A./M.A. in Museum Professions) ∞ Asian Studies • Athletic Training (5-year 3+2 B.A. or B.S./M.S. dual degree) ∞ Biochemistry Biology (B.A. or B.S.) Broadcasting (Visual and Sound Media) • Business Administration •‡ Catholic Studies •‡ Catholic Theology • Chemistry • Classical Culture † Classical Languages † Classical Studies • Communication • Communication (B.A./M.A. in Communication or Public Relations) ∞ Computer Science • Creative Writing Criminal Justice • Data Visualization and Analysis √ Digital Media and Video √ Digital Media Production for the Web √
Diplomacy and International Relations • Diplomacy and International Relations (B.S./M.A. dual degree) ∞ Early Childhood (integrated with Elementary and Special Education) Economics (B.A. or B.S.) • Education (5-year B.S.E./M.A. dual-degree) ∞ Elementary Education (integrated with Early Childhood and Special Education) Engineering (Biomedical; Chemical; Civil; Computer; Electrical; Industrial; Mechanical) § English • Entrepreneurial Studies √ Entrepreneurship Environmental Sciences † Environmental Studies • Ethics and Applied Ethics † Finance French • Gerontology √ Graphic, Interactive and Advertising Design • History • Information Technologies √ Information Technology Management ‡ International Business • International Relations Italian • Journalism • Latin † Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies • Law (3+3, B.S. in International Relations or B.S. in Business/J.D.) ∞ Legal Studies in Business †
Liberal Studies Management Market Research √ Marketing Mathematical Finance Mathematics • Medicine (Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. Program) M.B.A. (5-year B.S./M.B.A. or B.A./M.B.A. dual-degree) ∞ Modern Languages Music (Comprehensive, History, Performance) • Music History † Music Technology † Musical Theatre † Nonprofit Studies † Nursing Occupational Therapy (6-year 3+3 B.A./M.S. dual degree) ∞ Online Course Development and Management √ Philosophical Theology √ Philosophy • Physical Therapy (6-year 3+3 B.S./D.P.T. dual degree) ∞ Physician Assistant (6-year 3+3 B.S./M.S. dual degree) ∞ Physics (B.A. or B.S.) • Political Science • Pre-Dental * Pre-Law * Pre-Medical * Pre-Optometry * Pre-Veterinary * Psychology (B.A. or B.S.) •
Public Relations • Religion • Russian † Russian and East European Studies †√ Secondary Education (optional integration with Special Education) Social and Behavioral Sciences Social Work • Sociology • Spanish • Special Education (integrated with Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education) Speech Language Pathology (6-year 4+2 Bachelor’s in Psychology or Education/M.S. dual degree) ∞ Sport Management Supply Chain Management √ Theatre • Undecided Undecided Business Undecided Communication Visual and Sound Media (Broadcasting) • Web Design √ Women and Gender Studies † Writing †
∞ Seton Hall dual-degree • Minor also available program (please contact † Minor only √ Certificate program only the Office of Admissions for details) ‡ Certificate program * Pre-professional programs also available (you must also select § Dual-degree program a major) 3|
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Our more than 100,000 successful alumni include successful CEOs, journalists, judges, prominent attorneys, healthcare leaders, CFOs, school superintendents, entrepreneurs, authors, researchers, diplomats and doctors. But, most important, they are using their Seton Hall education to make a difference in the world. They are Fulbright, Rhodes, Truman, Pickering and Marshall scholars. They’re leading the way in Fortune 500 companies and making their marks on Wall Street; the United Nations; and in classrooms, hospitals and boardrooms across the country. They have also served our nation as elected officials — in Washington, D.C., in Trenton and in hundreds of town halls throughout the country. In fact, in New Jersey alone, 18 percent of the state’s Assembly and Senate members hold Seton Hall degrees.
John Hayes ’72 Communication major Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, American Express
More than 1,000 alumni serve in executive positions as CEOs, CFOs, CCOs and COOs at places like Oppenheimer & Co., the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Univision and Crum & Forster. They have also served our nation as elected officials — in Washington, D.C., in Trenton and in hundreds of town halls throughout the country. Many of our alumni choose to pursue a deeper knowledge related to their respective fields and go on to graduate schools to pursue a master’s degree or Ph.D., or to medical, dental and law schools for a more specialized education. Seton Hall graduates make a name for themselves at top graduate schools across the country, including Seton Hall, Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, Tufts, Johns Hopkins, Oxford, New York University and the University of Pennsylvania. Seton Hall alumni also serve as mentors to our current students. They’re in the trenches in the real world — working at the United Nations, Morgan Stanley,
American Express, Madison Square Garden, Panasonic, the F.B.I., Nissan, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, Goldman Sachs, CNN, NBC and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, to name a few — so they know exactly what’s needed for career success. As a student here, you’ll have regular contact with our alumni network; they will guide you in your career endeavors, help you make important connections as you build your resume and advise you as you choose internships and ultimately a full-time job. Many of our alumni also recruit Seton Hall students for internships and full-time work after graduation.
t’s such a wonderful gift to have gone to Seton Hall. The University opened up the world to me; it truly changed my life. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today, and I wouldn’t have the happiness that I have in my life without Seton Hall. I think a Seton Hall student can bring so many things to a company such as the one I worked for, American Express. Seton Hall students have great talent and possess an integrity and depth of values that would benefit any company.”
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Catholic Tradition Where Great Minds Learn the Significance of Values and Integrity
Seton Hall is a leading Catholic university with a more than 160-year tradition of educational excellence and moral leadership. A welcoming community, we embrace students of all faiths and backgrounds and promote respect, understanding, acceptance and peace. It is here that you can begin to take heart and take action. At Seton Hall, you learn the importance of possessing integrity, compassion and a commitment to helping others while also helping yourself. Our goal is to help you grow into a leader, guided by a moral compass. That’s why you’ll take classes in ethics and learn in a community informed by Catholic ideals and universal values. Support When You Need It If you’re Catholic, Campus Ministry provides many opportunities to immerse yourself in your faith, and our beloved Chapel of the Immaculate Conception offers Mass daily. More than 40 priests reside on campus with many living in residence halls and serving on the faculty. They are always available to listen and provide guidance and support. We endeavor to meet the spiritual needs of all students, regardless of faith. While about 70 percent of our students are Catholic, there also are significant groups of Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Hindu and Buddhist students, among others. Whether you’re looking for a nearby synagogue, a mosque or prayer group, Campus Ministry is there to help you. Servant Leadership Developing servant leadership is key to our mission. Seton Hall students are inspired to make a difference in the world, to give back and to meet every situation with love, kindness, patience and understanding. |6
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We believe getting involved in the community teaches lessons that can’t be taught in any classroom. Through the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), our students perform more than 40,000 hours of service each year — lending a hand at soup kitchens and afterschool programs; getting their hands dirty planting a garden with local school children; planning programs at local nursing homes; giving their time to organizations such as the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and more. These opportunities allow you to see the world while helping make it a better place. Each year, DOVE also sponsors service-learning trips to orphanages in Haiti and El Salvador, as well as weekend immersion experiences living at a soup kitchen in Philadelphia. These experiences expand your worldview and develop character — enriching you in heart, mind and spirit.
eton Hall’s priest community really helped me grow in my faith. Whether you’re Catholic or not, they serve as a resource that offers comfort, guidance and support whenever you need it. Campus Ministry also provides so many opportunities to serve the community. One of my most profound experiences at Seton Hall was during one of my service trips to Haiti; it just taught me so much about love and humanity.”
Anne Cantine Nursing major Intensive Care Nurse Overlook Medical Center
Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology Where Great Minds Enrich Their Understanding of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Imagine an academic program that enables someone to begin life after college as the richest person on the planet. This is precisely what the Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Theology program seeks to instill. The solid theological education offered by Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology gives deeper meaning and lends new beauty to the range of careers and opportunities that lie ahead. Because Catholicism is a living tradition, the program is not exclusively confined to academic activity; rather, it provides students with tangible opportunities to more deeply understand and experience the Catholic faith. Rooted in the teaching mission of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Theology program is where youâ€™ll ascertain what the Catholic Church believes and proclaims. The faculty have benefitted from educational formation in the United States, Madrid, Jerusalem, Rome, Krakow and Oxford.
eton Hallâ€™s Catholic mission puts a strong emphasis on servant leadership, a value I think can be applied to all faiths, backgrounds, cultures and professions around the world. Seton Hall is a place where faith is a strong aspect, but not overbearing. I wanted to go to a school where I could continue to grow in my faith, and Seton Hall has been the perfect place.â€œ
Christopher Adams Theology major French minor Virginia Beach, Virginia
Professors in the School of Theology are uniquely able to help students make the connections between their theological studies and other diverse fields by virtue of their backgrounds in law, science, medicine, business, international relations and other professions. 7|
The College of Arts and Sciences Where Great Minds Learn the Value of a Well-Rounded Education
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences delve into history and literature; explore philosophy and the arts; make scientific discoveries; understand human nature, society and cultures; learn to think critically and synthesize data; see the interconnectedness of all disciplines and the cornerstone on which all great ideas and human progress have been built. Whether your passion is computer science, psychology, foreign languages, engineering, anatomy and physiology or criminal justice, we provide the solid liberal arts education you need to begin your career. Seton Hall’s largest and most diverse school, the College of Arts and Sciences is known for small classes, dedicated faculty and a deep sense of community. With more than 50 majors and programs to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a sampling of some of our most popular programs:
he leadership opportunities I received from Seton Hall transformed my life. As a freshman and sophomore, I learned first-hand about leadership while working as a congressional intern on Capitol Hill. I got an inside look on how the legislative process works, and I’ll remember that experience for the rest of my life.”
Joe Donato History major, Pre-Law Italian minor Brooklyn, New York |8
If you want to concentrate on understanding the human psyche, pursue a major in psychology. Our courses provide you with one-on-one faculty-student interaction and access to some of the best facilities in the country where you’ll gain significant experience working side by side with faculty members, assisting them with research projects. Many internship opportunities are available in clinical and research settings, and you’ll receive sound preparation for graduate study or entrylevel positions in psychology and related disciplines. Our students intern at places including the American Cancer Society, Broadway House for Continuing Care, Teach for America and the Boys and Girls Club.
We are also pleased to offer a six-year (3+3) B.A. or B.S./ M.S. dual-degree program with speech-language pathology. Political Science Follow your passion for politics and become a lawyer, lobbyist, foreign correspondent, market research analyst or politician. Our political science program is committed to developing students into citizens who are active and informed on the local, state, national and global levels. The programs within our Department of Political Science and Public Affairs foster an understanding of the responsibilities and rights of citizenship, allowing you to gain real-world knowledge with internship and career opportunities at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Governor, congressional offices, private law firms, insurance companies, New Jersey state and local government offices, community-based organizations, and lobbying and advocacy groups. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in law, government, public affairs, nonprofit organizations or the private sector. The Sciences Our state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center incorporates the latest equipment for students and faculty, including 500- and 200-NHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, gas and liquid chromato-graphs and a Center for Computational Research. The building also has open labs that foster increased cooperation and collaboration among research groups and a plethora of windows that allow passersby to peer into the soul of science. Faculty and students have been involved in groundbreaking research, including developing new techniques for separating complex mixtures; using gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify trace impurities in pharmaceuticals and analyze drugs in biological fluids;
researching neuroimmunology and investigating how morphine affects the immune system; studying microbes and the influence of pollution on ecological change; observing basic processes that regulate cell growth and inflammation and how cells respond to their environment — the research possibilities are endless. History Seton Hall offers a stellar program in history with a global focus and faculty expertise in U.S., European, Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Medieval History. Among the faculty are Fulbright scholars, along with a world-recognized expert on Machiavelli, a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award, a research fellow at the WEB DuBois Institute at Harvard University and recipients of research grants from National Endowment for the Humanities. The History program hosts lectures, engages students in research projects as early as freshman year and offers historical trips to New York City. Students can also easily double major or pick up a minor and participate in study abroad programs in Argentina, China, France, Russia, Italy, India and dozens of other countries. History graduates have gone on to some of the nation’s most prestigious graduate schools including Cambridge, Columbia, NYU, Notre Dame, Temple, UCLA, Georgetown, George Washington, Rutgers and Seton Hall Law. They have also had internships or found employment at Christie’s Auction House, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the New York Transit Museum,
Democracy Now!, the New Jersey Historical Society and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Computer Science Seton Hall’s computer science students are in high demand in areas as diverse as telecommunications, web design, news media, biotechnology, insurance, finance, pharmaceutical and technology. Our program offers the depth and breadth of courses covering items such as robotics, algorithm analysis, software engineering and design, cybersecurity, data analytics, computer graphics, modeling, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, networking and data mining and computer data visualization. In addition, most computer science students participate in an internship and 96 percent of our computer science graduates have found employment after graduation. Our students have interned or found employment at the FBI, NJ Devils, Microsoft, Amazon, Major League Baseball, Prudential, Google, UPS, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, the Department of Justice and more. Computer science students are paired with an alumni mentor in their senior year and have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research projects as early as freshman year. Students have had amazing opportunities such as having their work published, presenting their research at MIT, designing robots, creating programs that assist the local police department in predicting crime and winning countless awards and citations for their work.
Seton Hall’s English and Creative Writing programs sponsor our Poetryin-the-Round symposiums which invite prominent and celebrated writers to Seton Hall each year to read and discuss their works with students and community members. Among the many poets, novelists and critics who have come to Seton Hall are Azar Nafisi, Billy Collins, Thomas Lynch, Amy Tan, George Plimpton, Harold Bloom, Frank McCourt and John Ashbery.
am so lucky because Seton Hall really invests in undergraduate students. At a larger school, I definitely wouldn’t have gotten to work with a professor on research as a freshman. And I certainly would not have been given so much funding for my own research. Besides, at Seton Hall, I was able to attend a national conference every year — all expenses paid.”
Fernanda Duarte Physics major Music minor Miami, Florida
Health Professions Where Great Minds Learn the Science of Caring for Others
Through our School of Health and Medical Sciences, we offer a rare opportunity for direct admission to the following joint-degree programs: • Athletic Training (3+2, leading to M.S. in AT) • Occupational Therapy (3+3, leading to M.S. in OT) • Physical Therapy (3+3, leading to D.P.T.) • Physician Assistant (3+3, leading to M.S. in PA) • Speech Language Pathology (3+3, leading to M.S. in SLP)
We are one of the only schools in the state to offer both the undergraduate and graduate portions of these degrees — and spots at the graduate level are almost exclusively reserved for Seton Hall graduates. Our programs are highly rated and have some of the best faculty in their fields. Also, there is a high level of clinical experience built into the curriculum. U.S.News and World Report ranks our PA program in the top 25 programs in the country. In addition, our PA and Speech Language programs have a 100 percent employment rate after graduation, while our PT program has a 98 percent employment rate.
heard about the outstanding reputation of Seton Hall’s athletic training program and I knew I wanted to go there. I loved every minute of the program. I was in five different clinical settings, getting a first-hand look at the kind of career I wanted to pursue. The professional opportunities for students are amazing. You can get your foot in the door and work with teams like the New York Giants and the Jets. Between the classes and the clinical experiences, I feel extremely confident in my abilities to help athletes achieve their very best.” Mercedes Cunningham Social and Behavioral Sciences Major Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Seton Hall graduates also are successful as doctors, dentists, optometrists and veterinarians. Our topnotch advisers give the support and attention that’s needed to apply to medical or dental school. Pre-med students are paired with practicing physicians to gain hands-on experience and expose them to the field of medicine. Our pre-med students have a 93 percent admittance rate to medical school and have attended such prestigious institutions as Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, New York University Medical Center and Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program Seton Hall, in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health, has recently opened a new School of Medicine. As a result of this partnership 25 percent of the seats in the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University are reserved for qualified Seton Hall students. Many of these students will come from our exclusive Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program. During the first four years, you can complete a bachelor’s degree at Seton Hall in any subject of your choosing and then continue to the M.D. phase of the program, which starts in July. The School of Medicine has designed an innovative curriculum that may allow students to complete an M.D. in three years. After this point students may begin residency throughout the Hackensack Meridian Health system. Residency spots in the Hackensack Meridian system are guaranteed for all graduates of the School of Medicine (subject to specializations offered by the system). This joint-degree offering with the School of Medicine is exclusive to Seton Hall University. High school students interested in this program must meet the following conditions for admission: • Apply for admission no later than December 15 of senior year of high school • A minimum of a 3.6 cumulative unweighted GPA from high school • A minimum of a 1400 on the SAT (not less than 650 on either section) or a 30 on the ACT If you meet all of program requirements by the start of your senior year, you are guaranteed an interview with the School of Medicine during your fourth year of undergraduate study. This is a tremendous advantage as only about 10 percent of the applicants to the School of Medicine will be called in for an interview. Combined with the fact that 25 percent of the seats in the SOM are reserved exclusively for Seton Hall students, this puts you in an extremely coveted position.
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Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry and Pre-Veterinary Seton Hall also offers a very strong advisement program in the pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary and pre-optometry fields. Pre-med advising is offered to all students admitted to the Joint Bachelor’s/M.D. program, as well as to other students who are not part of the joint program but wish to be pre-med. Our advisors start working with you freshman year, providing workshops and hosting guest lecturers and panels, to help you learn about your field and prepare for the professional phase of your career. Your advisor will also help pair you with mentors and find opportunities for you to shadow doctors in the field. This advisor will work with you throughout your undergraduate career to ensure you understand the pre-requisite courses and grades you need as well as help you with resources for study skills, tutoring and test preparation. The Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) Campus The IHS campus, located in the towns of Nutley and Clifton, New Jersey, just 10 miles from Seton Hall’s main campus, is home to Seton Hall’s highly acclaimed College of Nursing; School of Health and Medical Sciences which offers programs such as Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training and Speech Language Pathology; and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. This integrated and interprofessional environment allows for a unique and innovative team-based approach to medical education. This will greatly advantage our student’s ability to work collaboratively, to improve patient care and be better prepared for entering the healthcare profession. This campus will also serve as a major site for health science research and discovery activities. In addition to hundreds of clinical sites, Seton Hall students on the IHS campus will be given the first priority for clinical placements within Hackensack Meridian Health’s network due to our exclusive partnership.
eginning my freshman year I started working with my pre-med adviser. She paired me with a Seton Hall alumni mentor, an orthopedic oncological surgeon at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. I got to observe him during 30 surgeries and assist with several research projects. This, combined with my on-campus research with Dr. Moldow on stress hormones, and my two summer research positions at Columbia University Medical Center working on diabetes research, taught me to apply what I was studying in the classroom and helped me get into medical school.” Richard Greendyk Biology major, pre-med Chemistry and Spanish minors West Milford, New Jersey
College of Nursing students have the opportunity to complete eight clinical rotations in a variety of healthcare settings, as well as gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art Patient Care Simulation Laboratory. | 12
The College of Nursing Where Great Minds Learn the Importance of Skilled, Compassionate Care
It’s no surprise that Seton Hall nursing graduates are leaders in their fields. New Jersey’s first and oldest nursing school, the College of Nursing has educated about one-third of all New Jersey nurses, and we’re one of the few universities in the country to be an approved College of Nursing for Army ROTC nursing candidates. At Seton Hall, we recognize that 21st-century nurses need superior skills: Health care is in the midst of a revolution — technologically, scientifically and economically — and the future of the profession depends on our graduates. And woven into every health-related program is our Catholic mission of developing servant leaders, dedicated to healing others: mind, body and spirit. Nursing education here is a complex and exciting mix of interactive computer learning systems; coursework in state-of-the-art laboratories, such as our Patient Care Simulation Lab; participating in the Student Nurses Association, which runs health clinics, blood drives and fundraisers; and clinical rotations in psychology, pediatrics, urgent care and maternity. These exciting clinical rotations begin in your sophomore year in such hospitals, nursing homes and community health agencies as Hackensack Meridian Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Atlantic Health System Hospitals and VNA Health Group. Upon graduation, you’ll have completed eight clinicals.
Today’s nurses have more important roles than ever before — and even more opportunities. Our graduates go on to become dedicated nurse practitioners, nursing directors and officers, and presidents and CEOs of healthcare organizations all over New Jersey and beyond. In fact, it is estimated that every hospital in the state employs at least one Seton Hall nursing alum — but beyond that, our graduates impact the lives of patients in areas as far and wide as Florida, Arizona and even Iraq.
articipating in a grant-funded clinical experience abroad allowed me to see how nursing care is offered in another country, giving me an important perspective on the nursing profession both here and abroad. Spending time in the Philippines visiting small communities really opened my eyes to the advantages we have in the United States. I gained hands-on experience caring for malnourished children, conducting blood pressure clinics and teaching school-age children health tips like the importance of hand washing. This unique Seton Hall experience was an opportunity of a lifetime.” Grace Modayil Nursing major West Orange, New Jersey
Nursing students spend their first year and half at Seton Hall on the South Orange campus. After that they begin immersing themselves in clinical and nursing courses and skill development on our IHS campus (see page 11).
The College of Communication and the Arts Where Great Minds Become Great Communicators
Students have interned or found employment at: ABC Amazon American Museum of Natural History Burson-Marsteller PR firm Carnegie Hall CBS Clear Channel CNN ESPN Fox Guggenheim Museum HBO IMG Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum KPMG Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Madison Square Garden MidAtlantic Opera Company MSNBC MTV NBC National Academy of Design New Jersey Performing Arts Center Paper Mill Playhouse SiriusXM Satellite Radio Sports Illustrated Telsey & Company Casting Agency The New York Times The Wall Street Journal Universal Music Viacom Walt Disney Co. Warner Music Group Z100
Seton Hall’s newly created College of Communication and the Arts provides students with opportunities to explore emerging technologies and learn from industry professionals about the latest trends in the ongoing digital revolution that is affecting the communication and arts industries. Our faculty are experts in their fields, and many are still practitioners — filmmakers, artists, writers and performers. We offer extensive hands-on opportunities that extend the learning experience outside the classroom, including: writing for The Setonian, our award-winning student newspaper; hosting shows on WSOU, which was recently inducted into the Rock Radio Hall of Fame and is ranked the No. 1 college radio station in the nation; participating in our top-ranked Brownson Speech and Debate team; performing at Carnegie Hall with
our choir or participating in one of nearly a dozen theater productions performed annually on campus or at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. One of the things that makes Seton Hall unique is the unprecedented access you get to real-world learning opportunities, and, unlike many other schools, you can start getting involved as early as your freshman year. You can create your own segment for Pirate TV or radio segment for WSOU, have your own art exhibit, perform an original music score, direct your very own theater performance, design commercial graphics or create a PR plan for a local company. More than 85 percent of students in the College of Communication and the Arts complete an internship and our strong reputation, state-of-the-art facilities and close proximity to New York City have led to strong connections with impressive companies for job and internship opportunities.
eton Hall gave me the opportunity to learn hands-on. As a journalist, you can only learn so much in the classroom; you really have to get out there and perform. I was able to start broadcasting on campus with WSOU and write major stories for The Setonian, which were picked up by news outlets like The Star-Ledger. These experiences, Seton Hall’s alumni network and my internship at NBC Nightly News prepared me for the real world. Now, I work as a graphics producer at MSNBC. I couldn’t have done it without the strong foundation I received at Seton Hall.” Brian Wisowaty Public Relations and Journalism major Graphics Producer, MSNBC
college radio station in the nation
Brownson Speech and Debate Team has won more than 9,000 awards
Communication and the Arts students have a 100% acceptance rate to grad school
and the Arts can focus their studies on: Art History Broadcasting (Visual and Sound Media) Communication Computer Graphics Digital Media and Video Fine Art Graphic, Interactive and Advertising Design Music History Music Technology Musical Theater Public Relations Sports Media Theater Web Design
eton Hall’s career center paired me with a corporate mentor, the executive vice president for integrated marketing at Viacom, which was a great experience and even led to an internship with Viacom. In addition, I had two other amazing internships in New York City: one at Burson-Marsteller, one of the largest international PR firms in the world; and the other at 5W Public Relations, one of the largest and most up-and-coming PR firms in Manhattan. I truly feel I wouldn’t have had even half of these experiences if I didn’t go to Seton Hall.”
Tiffany Knighten Public Relations and Journalism major Los Angeles, California
Public Relations Society is ranked 14th in the nation
Students in the College of Communication
You’ll Benefit from Mentorship and Expertise CHAMP, our mentorship program, pairs communication students with Seton Hall alumni to gain valuable advice and learn firsthand about becoming a professional in the field. Mentors have included Seton Hall alumni at Nickelodeon, MTV, Turner Broadcasting, New York Daily News, TV Land and Sports Illustrated. Many of these alumni mentors are high-ranking executives, such as presidents, founders, CEOs and COOs. Access to mentorship and expertise does not stop there. Our Professionals-in-Residence program brings notable leaders to campus to expose you to the inner workings of different industries and help you gain an important advantage. These experts will teach classes on campus and provide advising and career guidance, helping you build your skills and make
connections. Our Professionals in Residence have included prominent figures from the The New York Times and Sports Illustrated, as well as the radio, film and television industries. Crystal Dickinson, a 1998 graduate of Seton Hall, served as one such Professional in Residence by providing guidance to theatre students. She has performed at Lincoln Center and The Atlantic Theater Company and appeared on television in Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne.” In 2012, she landed a plum role in the Pulitzer Prize-, Tony Award-winning play “Clybourne Park.” For her performance, Dickinson was awarded the prestigious Theater World Award, given to outstanding newcomers to the Broadway stage, joining previous winners such as Marlon Brando, Julie Andrews and Dustin Hoffman. 15 |
School of Diplomacy and International Relations Where Great Minds Learn the Art of Diplomacy
100% acceptance rate into graduate school
100 percent of students in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations participate in an internship and graduate with proficiency in a foreign language. Many also complete a study-abroad experience.
Africa … Eastern Europe … China … Latin America … Every day newspapers are filled with international news headlines about politics, business, diplomatic negotiations and more. The business buzzword of the 21st century is globalization. Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations is where you’ll learn to be a global leader and ambassador. The School of Diplomacy and International Relations is the only program in the nation with the distinction of having an exclusive alliance with the United Nations Association of the USA (a key division of the United Nations Foundation). The school’s curriculum was specifically designed to provide students a foray into the world of international relations. Close ties to the United Nations community enhance the curriculum and provide stellar internship opportunities in the United Nations and international agencies like UNESCO, USAID and UNICEF. The school also helps students obtain prestigious internships at nonprofits, including the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, The State Department, the FBI, multinational corporations, and many U.S. embassies and missions abroad. The school boasts a faculty that includes several former ambassadors — the type of people who interact with royal families, government officials of foreign countries and citizens from all over the world — as well as lawyers, economists and career diplomats. Their expertise spans the fields of international law, ethnic conflict, negotiation, refugees, energy policy, global health, human rights, economics, dispute settlement, multilateral policymaking, democratization and more. Their combination of academic and professional expertise allows them to bring cutting-edge issues and real-world examples into the classroom, bridging the gap between theory and practice with active-learning strategies such as diplomatic simulations and videoconferences with policymakers. The school also hosts renowned guest speakers on our campus, including former U.N. Secretary-Generals Ban Ki-moon and Kofi Annan and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Just minutes from New York City and a few hours from Washington, D.C., the school is the ideal place to study international relations and experience diplomacy in a professional, dynamic and culturally rich setting. The school is a leading center for the study of diplomacy and international relations, dedicated to high standards of academic excellence and professional training, as well as extending the frontiers of knowledge and making a difference in the rapidly changing global environment. Spend a Semester in Washington, D.C. Diplomacy students have the opportunity to take School of Diplomacy courses in Washington, D.C., in combination with semester-long internships at embassies, organizations, businesses, government and non-government agencies — such as the White House, CIA and U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security and Justice, as well as McClatchy Newsgroup and World Bank Group. The program allows students to experience firsthand the inner workings of our nation’s capital as well as the UN community and the world of international business in New York City. The School of Diplomacy and International Relations is the only school of its kind to have this presence in both New York City and our nation’s capital.
’ve been able to do so much during my time at Seton Hall. I’ve had five internships with nonprofit organizations. I worked on a statistical research project with Dr. Martin Edwards on IMF transparency and presented our findings with him at a national political science conference in Chicago. I embarked on two study-abroad trips, spending a semester in Spain, studying Spanish, and a summer in Peru and Mexico doing community service projects. The opportunities I’ve been afforded at Seton Hall are amazing and have changed my life. Now I’m off to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer.”
Daria Preston Diplomacy and International Relations and Modern Languages major Economics minor Palmer, Alaska
The College of Education and Human Services Where Great Minds Learn that Teaching and Service Are More Than a Career
“A teacher changed the course of my life.” You’ve heard it said dozens of times. At Seton Hall, we develop competent, socially conscious, reflective educational leaders who are dedicated to the well-being and learning of all their students. In the College of Education and Human Services, teaching is not only a career, it is also a calling to serve. Teachers, in small and big ways, nurture the potential in their students, opening doors and making a difference in lives. Whether you want to teach children in elementary, middle or high school, or children with special needs, the hallmark of Seton Hall’s education program is our commitment to helping you succeed. Seton Hall students have more hours of field placement than almost any other school. Beginning in sophomore year, our students have extensive experiences in a broad range of schools and classrooms and by the time they graduate, they have gained between 690 and 800 hours of experience, depending upon their program. When our students lead their own classrooms, they’re well prepared and self-confident. They are highly sought-after because of their extensive classroom knowledge and experience. The College of Education and Human Services is nationally accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), one of the most rigorous accrediting bodies. This means our programs meet national standards for teacher preparation and allow our graduates to succeed in New Jersey and across the nation. Seton Hall education programs have a stellar reputation, and many of our graduates serve in leadership positions as principals, superintendents and on education commissions.
Life as a student in the College of Education and Human Services means belonging to a community with caring faculty, all dedicated to a common goal of serving others and helping you be a successful educator.
Seton Hall is one of the only schools that offers a six-year joint B.S.E./M.A. Speech-Language Pathology program. This program combines an undergraduate program in teaching with guaranteed admission to a master’s program in speech-language pathology. Graduates of the dual-degree program are certified to teach as well as work as a speech language pathologist. The extensive undergraduate and graduate experiences in classrooms, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and private practice make graduates of this program unique in the job market.
y time at Seton Hall has opened my eyes to different perspectives and new experiences. These experiences have helped me become the type of teacher I aspired to be, including my many field placements in different school settings, my work tutoring and mentoring underprivileged elementary students, my starting a chapter of Students for Education Reform on campus and my work with Dr. Hindin creating a literacy program that I hope to implement in a local school next semester. Seton Hall has been so supportive and has become my home.â€?
Kailin Butler Education with Speech Language Pathology major (6-year B.S.E./M.S. dual-degree) New Orleans, Louisiana
Top 1% Grads with special education degrees earn highest salaries
100% employment rate
100% admittance rate into grad school
Seton Hall students complete more hours of hands-on practicums in classroom settings than almost any other school in New Jersey. These experiences, combined with our highly placed alumni who are principals and superintendents, are just some of the reasons our graduates are highly sought after. 19 |
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
ranked the best in the nation ahead of Cornell, Georgetown & Dartmouth four years in a row
100% admittance rate into grad school
Our five-year B.S./M.B.A. and B.S./M.S. in Accounting programs allow you to gain admission to these very competitive and highly ranked graduate programs as an incoming undergraduate student. The program will allow you to complete both your bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degrees in just five years, creating a seamless transition that will allow you to save time and money.
The Stillman School of Business Where Great Minds Begin Their Rise to Success
If you want to become the next business tycoon — a future CEO, CFO, COO, global information manager or the kind of entrepreneur you see on the cover of business magazines — start your career in the Stillman School of Business. Our business school is accredited by the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting body in the world: the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a standard of excellence held by fewer than 10 percent of business programs in the world. We are the training ground for tomorrow’s corporate professionals. Specialized classrooms, such as the Mock Trading Room, Sport Polling Center and Market Research Facility, offer real-world experience that will help you land your first job. Our responsibilities go beyond teaching you about the mechanics and fundamentals of the business field — our mission encompasses teaching you about leadership and ethics and the importance of bringing core values to every decision you make. Our students intern and find jobs at some of the world’s leading companies: ADP Amazon American Express Bank of America Barclays Capital Citibank Deloitte Ernst & Young ESPN Goldman Sachs
Google Johnson & Johnson JP Morgan Chase KPMG Madison Square Garden Merrill Lynch New York Jets PricewaterhouseCoopers Prudential
Almost 95 percent of Stillman graduates find employment after graduation, and the average starting salary is more than $56,000.
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Stillman School among the top private universities for “Return on Investment” and among “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” in the nation.
The Stillman School offers undergraduate and certificates programs in the following areas of study: > Accounting > Accounting (5-year B.S./M.S. dual-degree) > Business Administration > Economics > Entrepreneurial Studies > Finance > Information Technology Management > International Business > Management > Marketing > Mathematical Finance > M.B.A. (5-year B.S./M.B.A. or B.A./M.B.A. dual-degree) > Sport Management
Leadership Development The Business Leadership Center within the Buccino Leadership Institute allows students to learn leadership competencies through an intriguing and challenging scholastic regimen with corporate and community internships that provide practical, hands-on experience. The Center pairs students with corporate executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders on a project related to the executive’s company or organization.
More than 60 students gain hands-on experience each year by evaluating and writing about today’s top news in the world of business for The Stillman Exchange, one of Seton Hall’s three student-run newspapers.
efore I even graduate I have a job waiting for me at Standard & Poor’s, and I owe it all to Seton Hall. Its reputation and connections have opened so many doors. I’ve had six internships; received mentorship from executives at Deloitte, Dow Jones and J.D. Power; gone on three study abroad programs to Spain, Greece and Portugal; conducted research with a faculty member; and worked in our market research center. The support and opportunities I received far exceeded my expectations.”
Kristine Mamanta Marketing and Economics majors Humble, Texas 21 |
miles from New York City
Where Great Minds Take a Bite Out of The Big Apple
Nestled in the suburban village of South Orange, New Jersey, Seton Hall provides small-town charm and bigcity opportunities. The University’s suburban, 58-acre parklike campus sits proudly within this picturesque town with tree-lined streets; historic, gracious homes; and quaint shops just 14 miles from New York City — close to all the action, yet not engulfed by it. Just a five-minute walk from campus lands you in the middle of a bustling town center where you’ll find diners and pizzerias, banks, pharmacies, a Starbucks, ice cream shops, a movie theater, a gourmet marketplace, the South Orange Performing Arts Center and much more. You might not ever want to leave this quiet
suburbia, but if you do, the train station, right in the center of town, is your direct link to New York’s Penn Station — just 30 minutes away. We take full advantage of all the Big Apple has to offer — where the worlds of entertainment, art, publishing, global finance, international diplomacy and fashion collide. New York City is also one of the world’s largest job markets, brimming with internship and job placement opportunities in a variety of companies, and our Career Center ensures you are ready to jump right in. Most Seton Hall students have an internship or two on their resume before graduation at leading companies such as ABC, American Express, Associated Press, ESPN, FBI, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Merck & Co., NBC, NYSE, Pfizer, Sony Music, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the United Nations and more. If all the advantage and opportunity of the Big Apple aren’t enough, New Jersey’s got you covered. One of the wealthiest states in the nation, New Jersey is brimming with opportunity itself. Seton Hall’s backyard
boasts a powerhouse corporate corridor of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical giants and major corporations. For you this means networking, internships and career opportunities. And let’s not forget about the fun: ice skate at Rockefeller Center, eat dim sum in Chinatown, take in a Broadway show, shop ’til you drop on Fifth Avenue, enjoy free concerts in Central Park, gallery hop in SOHO, and explore one of the city’s many museums. If you want an escape from the city, visit the pristine New Jersey shoreline; camp, hike or bike our many lakes, parks and lush forests; or ride the rapids on the Delaware border or at Six Flags Great Adventure. The fun is never-ending.
Where Great Minds Build Successful Careers
At Seton Hall, we believe in empowering all students to discover their unique calling right from the start. We do this by offering exceptional career development services and opportunities. Through the dedication and mentorship of our 12-member career counseling staff, we start working with you during your freshman year, helping you identify a rewarding career path, providing workshops, developing your resume, honing your interview skills and helping you network. The Career Center is committed to helping you find — and advance — your career. Together with faculty, employer and alumni networks, we provide a practical learning environment to ensure that our students are prepared for professional success. Seton Hall students network with hundreds of prominent alumni who provide mentorship, guidance and internship and job placement opportunities. We offer more than 17,000 internship opportunities, and more than 81 percent of our students have an internship on their resumes before graduation. And 98 percent of internship providers say they would hire Seton Hall students if they had an opening. This is just one reason we boast a 92 percent employment rate. Because of our stellar national reputation, more than 550 employers visit campus every year just to recruit our graduates, including Big Four accounting firms, Barclays Capital, Prudential, Merrill Lynch and Johnson & Johnson.
national ranking for graduates who got the highest paying jobs
higher mid-career earnings than the national average
hrough Seton Hall, I gained the practical experience needed to land my dream job with the Department of Homeland Security. After studying abroad in Spain and doing internships with the DEA and the United States Secret Service, my time at Seton Hall has exceeded my expectations.” Chase Agapito Diplomacy and International Relations major Environmental Studies minor West Paterson, New Jersey
Because of our national reputation, more than 550 employers visit campus every year just to recruit our graduates. This is just one of the reasons Seton Hall boasts a 92 percent employment rate and is ranked No. 4 in the nation for providing internship opportunities.
Seton Hall offers more than 17,000 internship opportunities, and more than 81 percent of our students have an internship — or two — on their resumes before graduation.
Seton Hall’s national reputation and stellar academic programs give us an edge and make us a powerhouse when it comes to job placement and career advantage. Our alumni are vice presidents, CEOs and CFOs at major multinational corporations such as American Express, Citibank and Merrill Lynch; they fill the halls of the United Nations, The State Department and the FBI; they lead the way in patient care in hospitals across the country; they make a difference as legislators, judges, school superintendents, principals and model teachers. Most importantly, they use their experience and connections to mentor and guide Seton Hall students.
Our internship partners include: ABC Amazon American Cancer Society American Civil Liberties Union AT&T Boys and Girls Club Carnegie Hall CBS CNN Deloitte ESPN FBI Goldman Sachs Google Gucci HBO Johnson & Johnson JP Morgan Chase KPMG Lincoln Center Lucent Madison Square Garden Merck
Movado Group MTV Museum of Natural History NBA NBC Universal NJ Devils NY Jets NY Mets Paine Webber Pfizer Post Foods PricewaterhouseCoopers Prudential Sony Music Standard & Poor’s The State Department The New York Times The Wall Street Journal United Nations Universal Music Group U.S. Attorney’s Office U.S. Customs U.S. Secret Service
81% of students have internships
of internship providers say they’d hire Seton Hall grads if they had an opening
17,000 internships opportunities
New Jersey, one of the wealthiest states in the nation, boasts an extensive corporate corridor of major Fortune 500 companies and pharmaceutical giants. Our prime locaton allows us to hold one of the largest career fairs in the state and bring nearly 550 employers to campus each year.
Where Great Minds Discover the World Immerse yourself in the ecology of the Brazilian rainforest … learn about doing business in Russia … sip coffee in a Parisian café … stare in wonder at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel ... walk along the Great Wall of China. Study abroad shapes minds, hearts and spirits at their very core and is about the very essence of learning — exploration of ideas, broadening of horizons and the appreciation and respect of different perspectives and cultures. Study abroad is a life-changing experience where great minds learn understanding and patience, begin to broaden their minds and spread their wings, to accept other cultures, to build bridges and friendships, to love thy neighbor, to see the world beyond their window. One of the most valuable leadership and learning experiences you’ll ever have, study abroad exposes you to new cultures, ideas and approaches to life. At Seton Hall, we believe you become a stronger global leader through a global education. Expand your educational experiences by choosing from hundreds of locations around the world for a summer, a semester or even a year. We offer faculty-led trips, community-service trips, exchange programs with partner universities, and the opportunity to work with dozens of study-abroad agencies or a Semester-at-Sea experience. No matter what kind of opportunity you’re looking for, our Office of International Programs will help you find the right one. And if we don’t offer the option you’re looking for, ask us — we’ll help you find it.
Study Abroad Opportunities Available in: Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Belize Bulgaria Canada Chile China Costa Rica Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic
Ecuador Egypt France Germany Ghana Greece Hungary India Ireland Israel Italy Japan Mexico Morocco
Netherlands New Zealand Peru Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Russia South Africa South Korea Spain Switzerland St. Thomas Thailand United Kingdom
studied abroad three times at Seton Hall: a full semester in China, a week in Cuba and a month in Spain. I loved my experiences. I learned so much about different cultures. I studied language and even did an internship in China. I was able to take what I was learning in the classroom and apply it in a global setting. Because of the experiences and the support of the faculty, I was lucky enough to be awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.” Rachel Rosenstrock Diplomacy and International Relations and Modern Languages major Economics minor Highwood, Illinois
Experiential Learning Where Great Minds Gain a Real Advantage At Seton Hall, you learn by doing, exploring, challenging, discovering, questioning, discussing. Combining classroom learning with real-world practical experiences makes your learning more tangible — so you can make connections between what you learn in theory and how you use it in practice. As early as freshman year you can do an internship, work side by side with faculty in our Patient Care Simulation Lab honing your patient-care skills; conduct research projects as part of a grant funded by the National Institutes of Health; write for The Setonian, our highly regarded school newspaper; broadcast on WSOU, our award-winning radio station; spend a semester in Washington, D.C., and get a firsthand look at politics in action; sit in on U.N. General Assembly meetings; run a classroom based on your very own lesson plan; work on a poll commissioned by ESPN through the Seton Hall Sport Poll; gain stock market experience in the Securities’ Trading and Analysis Room; expand your horizons and study abroad for a summer, semester or full-year. These are only a few examples of how Seton Hall provides hands-on, real-world learning so you’re prepared for success and have an advantage when your job search begins.
y friends at other colleges haven’t been able to get into the research labs as early as I have. They have to wait until junior or senior year, but I got into the labs my freshman year. I started working with Dr. Blake on brain cancer research and, by sophomore year, I was conducting my own research project. My experience gave me an edge to get into a very competitive internship program at one of the largest research institutes in the Midwest, which was drawing people from all over the world.” Matthew Pennington Biology major Chemistry minor Shawnee, Kansas
The University Honors Program Where Great Minds Think Critically
In-depth exploration is central to understanding the cultural, political and artistic landscapes that shape our world. Seton Hall’s Honors Program provides great minds just that — through an exhilarating, rigorous and enlightening journey for select students with an outstanding academic record. Our Honors colloquia look at important issues as they relate to history, art, philosophy, literature, music and more. Imagine going to class and learning about the music and art of a particular era; the next day discussing that era’s economic conditions and, the following day, taking part in a political debate. Contemplating one moment in time through several perspectives provides a more complete picture and understanding. That’s what you’ll get in every Honors class. And team-taught classes, with as many as six professors for one course, take an interdisciplinary approach to learning. In this program, you’ll learn to focus on the world’s great texts and ideas and challenge yourself to look at the world in new ways. This type of thought-provoking, comprehensive learning experience puts Honors graduates in high demand because they are the kinds of great minds who will confront and address the problems and concerns of contemporary society. Students in the Honors Program are grouped together in cohort Honors Colloquia and multidisciplinary Honors Seminars. The Honors Program consists of 18 credits (six courses). During the first two years, you’ll meet twice a week for three hours to complete the four Honors Colloquia courses. During the third and fourth years, you complete two interdisciplinary Honors Seminars. In addition to coursework, the Honors Program provides opportunities for students to attend opera, theater, museums, concerts and other cultural events in the metropolitan area. For more information and to apply, visit www.shu.edu/academics/artsci/honors-program.
eing in the Honors Program has shown me how to approach a problem and look at it from different angles. This helped me problem-solve when I ran into problems with my scientific experiments. And it helped me see connections and parallels I wouldn’t have expected, such as when I realized how Descartes’ philosophy applied to quantum mechanics.”
Matthew Pennington Biology major Chemistry minor Shawnee, Kansas 29 |
The Freshman Studies Program Where Great Minds Begin Their Journey Seton Hall is dedicated to making your transition smooth — that’s why we offer personal, one-on-one support through our award-winning Freshman Studies Program. Freshman Studies provides support and resources to adjust to your new life: academic support, social opportunities, career development, study skills assistance — you name it. There aren’t many other universities that make this same effort to get you off to a solid start. Our Freshman Studies Program has three components to lead you to success.
love being a peer adviser because when I got here as a freshman I was very shy. But then I joined SAB (Student Activities Board) and other clubs and really came out of my shell. I want to help other first-year students feel comfortable, get involved and have fun because I really want them to have the best possible experience at Seton Hall.” Andrew Nguyen Peer Adviser Political Science major South Plainfield, New Jersey
Making the Right Academic Choices — Your Mentor
At Seton Hall, you have a direct line to an academic adviser, who serves as your Freshman Studies mentor. What’s so great about this is that your mentor doesn’t just know you on paper; he/she knows you personally and advises you based on your strengths, weaknesses and future aspirations. Your mentor guides you in choosing the best academic road. And if you need help navigating the ins and outs of Seton Hall, your mentor is right there for you — explaining the curriculum in your major program, assisting you with registration, helping you decide what classes to take. Your Freshman Studies mentor is there for you, so find out what interests you — and what doesn’t.
A New Friend on Campus — Your Peer Adviser
We know you’ll feel more relaxed talking to someone your own age — someone who understands. That’s where your peer adviser (PA) comes in. The No. 1 job of your PA is to help you feel comfortable the minute you arrive on campus. Current Seton Hall student leaders serve as PAs and are there to help you find your way, listen when you need a friend or advice, and make it easy to get involved in University life. PAs have “been there and done that,” so they are chock full of information and tips for success and fun at Seton Hall. They can tell you which professors you’ll enjoy and who will challenge you most. They know the best places to hang out — on campus, in the local community and in NYC. They’ve made it as successful students — their roles are to guide you to your success.
Academic Survival Skills 101 — University Life Course
Our University Life Course is the final piece of the Freshman Studies puzzle. This one-credit course, the cornerstone of our award-winning program, is team-taught by your Freshman Studies mentor and peer adviser. Each week during your first semester, you’ll meet with fellow classmates to talk about how you’re adjusting to college life. In this free-flowing atmosphere, you’ll talk about living in the residence halls; sharpening your study skills; learning about internship, experiential education and study-abroad opportunities; managing your time as you balance academics and a social life; taking advantage of community service; even eating right. The best part is, the atmosphere is comfortable, so you don’t feel intimidated asking questions.
enjoy being a Freshman Studies mentor because I truly love working closely with students and helping to guide them through their first year. My role is to help new students adjust to college by providing them with a safety net, while encouraging them to soar to new heights. One of the things that make Seton Hall so special is the family feel of the community.” Hezal Patel Mentor Freshman Studies
Where Great Minds Get Involved and Have Fun
Here’s just a glimpse of what you can do at Seton Hall: > Join one of 130+ student clubs and organizations — better yet, become president > If you’re interested in Greek life, there are 22 fraternity and sorority chapters on campus > Audition for one of the nearly dozen theater performances cast every year
At Seton Hall, our students learn to put their ideas into action; discover something new; become part of a community; and build trust, spirit and lasting friendships. Here, you’ll find activities galore with which to get involved. You won’t only make lots of new friends and have fun, you’ll also learn about your leadership style. More than two-thirds of our students participate in clubs and organizations. When our students aren’t hard at work in the classroom, they are absorbed in the many offerings of the Seton Hall community — learning to lead with heart and exposing themselves to new cultures, ideas and ways of life.
> Cheer on the Pirates — with 14 BIG EAST NCAA Division I athletics programs and 25+ club and intramural sports, it’s easy to show your Pirate Pride > Broadcast at our award-winning, student-run radio station, WSOU-FM, which attracts more than 120,000 listeners a week from the NYC area > Enjoy a comedian, karaoke or the latest coffee-infused drink at our on-campus Dunkin’ Donuts > Write for The Setonian, which was recently named the best college student newspaper in our district by the Society of Professional Journalists > Join the Brownson Speech and Debate Team, ranked in the Top 20 college and university forensic teams for years > Enjoy movies, ice skating, barbecues or simply lounging on the Green > Check out the musicians, guest lecturers, hypnotists and artists who regularly visit campus > Lend a hand by participating in our many community service projects
W Winston Roberts Associate Dean of Students
hat I love about Seton Hall is that you always feel like you are part of something special, and there is a comfort and familiarity with everyone that makes you feel like you belong. I love our students; they are so involved, forward thinking, and they really want to help one another and be good citizens. They work hard and study a lot — but we want to make sure they have fun too. That’s why we offer so many activities like comedians, concerts and movies. Our most popular event one semester was Groove Boston. We turned our entire fieldhouse into a nightclub with dancing, music and a laser light show.”
of students participate in one of our 25 club and intramural sports
130+ student clubs and organizations
Catch Spring Fever at Seton Hallâ€™s annual Spring Fling! For an entire week, students enjoy such events as carnivals on the Green, mechanical bull rides, trips to Six Flags or the local zoo, comedians and magicians, water relay games, dances, movies on the Green and more.
of students receive financial aid
for return on investment
of freshmen live on campus
Where Great Minds Create a Home Seton Hall is a place where great minds communicate, interact with and appreciate others as they embrace their differences, accept responsibility for their own personal behavior and cultivate social skills and self-confidence though new experiences. The friendships you forge in college are very often a part of your life forever. When you decide to live in one of Seton Hall’s six on-campus residence halls or two off-campus apartment buildings, you’re getting more than just a place to sleep and a new roommate. Within the walls of your residence hall room, you’ll learn what it takes to build a community and truly be part of one. Seton Hall is a community that cares. From the moment you move into your residence hall, you’ll feel accepted. About one-half of our undergraduate students live on campus and 80 percent of our first-year students live on campus in rooms set up as doubles, triples or as four-person suites. Students share study lounges, laundry rooms, TV areas and bathrooms. In-Hall Mentors You’re not just out there on your own in the halls. There are other great minds — mentors — you can connect with to seek out advice and counsel. There’s no such thing as a silly question or insignificant issue; remember, you’re not the only new person on campus. So ask away! Resident Assistants (RAs) in each of the halls are student leaders who’ve already been through what you’re experiencing. They offer advice, plan and host programs, and are great listeners. If you’re feeling homesick, aren’t sure what classes to take, are having a disagreement with a friend, talk with your RA — he or she understands. You can also talk to one of the many priests who live on campus. Our Priest-in-Residence program offers opportunities for spiritual growth, counseling and prayer. Commuters Take Part in the Action Whether you come to campus from home or an apartment in town or nearby, you’ll have the same opportunities to learn, grow and lead as our on-campus residents: study between classes in the Living Room, various campus lounges, study areas or our library; hang out at Dunkin Donuts; take a long lunch in our cafeteria; relieve some stress working out in the University Recreation Center. And, of course, you can always visit your friends in the residence halls. And that’s not all — unwind after class with a game of pool, toss a football around or sunbathe on the Green, relax and read a book that’s not on your syllabus, stay on campus late one evening and take in a movie or a play. There’s no end to the activities you can enjoy.
y roommate Liz was so welcoming and made me feel at home. We would go into town for ice cream, talk all night and hang out on campus together. Coming here from Korea, I was afraid I wouldn’t make friends, but everyone has been so kind and helpful. Everyone also wants to learn a lot about my country, and we have had so many great conversations and exchanges of ideas. I expected to learn a lot from my classes, but didn’t realize I’d learn so much from living on campus.”
Hye Ji Shim English major Paju, South Korea
Where Great Minds Get Their Game On Attending a BIG EAST Division I university is not the same as going anywhere else. Serious athletes already know this because when a Division I coach shows interest in you, it means you’re among the best of the best. Pirate fever is intense, and, if you come to Seton Hall, you’re likely to catch it. BIG EAST sports benefit the entire University. They bring national recognition, and they add to school spirit and, of course, serve as an outlet for having fun. Still, at Seton Hall, academics always come first. If you’re one of our student-athletes, you can be sure you’ll learn to balance the demands of your classes with your sports and social life. You don’t have to be a superstar to be part of the game at Seton Hall. Our athletic programs include competition on varsity, intramural and club levels. In fact, almost 50 percent of our students participate in club or intramural sports. At any of these levels, you gain the physical, mental and social skills that make for a great athlete. Pirate Fever Even if you don’t know a handball from a handoff, you’ll be decked out in blue and cheering your heart out when you attend any one of Seton Hall’s athletic events. Tickets to most Seton Hall games are free to students, and the Seton Hall student rate for season tickets to men’s basketball games, which take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, is less than half the cost of tickets sold to the general public. So grab your friends and catch some Pirate fever!
NCAA Division I Sports Baseball Basketball (Men’s & Women’s) Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s) Golf (Men’s & Women’s) Soccer (Men’s & Women’s) Softball Swimming & Diving (Men’s & Women’s) Tennis (Women’s) Volleyball (Women’s)
Club Sports Baseball Ice Hockey Rugby (Men’s) Soccer (Men’s & Women’s) Volleyball (Men’s & Women’s)
Intramurals 3-on-3 Basketball Basketball Cornhole Dodgeball Flag Football Floor Hockey Indoor Soccer Kickball Softball Tennis – Doubles Tennis – Singles Volleyball
What We Look for in an Application At Seton Hall, we take a holistic approach to reviewing your application. To us, you are a unique person, and we want to get to know you. What do your teachers and high school guidance counselor say about you? What does your essay tell us about you? When we receive your application, we start by considering your academic performance in high school, your grades and the rigor of your curriculum, as well as your standardized SAT and/or ACT scores. These are essential indicators of your ability to succeed at Seton Hall. We also will consider your personal essay, recommendations and extracurricular activities. The typical student who entered Seton Hall last year had an average GPA of 3.6 and an average SAT score of 1235 on the ERW and Math sections (26.5 on the ACT).
Ready to Apply? If you already know Seton Hall is the place for you, apply now! Visit admissions.shu.edu to complete your online application today. You may also choose to submit the Common Application. To apply to Seton Hall, you’ll need to submit: > application for admission with list of extracurricular activities > $55 application fee > personal statement (500 words maximum on a topic of your choice) > high school transcript > SAT or ACT scores (we take your highest scores) > guidance counselor report > recommendation form from a teacher > FAFSA (by November 1 or ASAP for scholarship consideration)
When to Apply Apply now! Visit Early Action I: November 15 (nonbinding) Early Action II: December 15 (nonbinding) Regular Decision I: February 1 Regular Decision II: March I FAFSA Deadline: November 1
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ecause of Seton Hall’s location, we’ve had former New York Times reporters as faculty, I’ve gotten a private tour of CNN’s New York City bureau from a Seton Hall graduate who works there, and I’ve been mentored by other alumni, including the chief marketing officer at Johnson & Johnson and the head of communications at Univision. I definitely would not have been able to start my career as an on-air reporter in such a strong market without my tremendous internship and on-campus journalism experiences.”
Siobhan McGirl Broadcasting and Journalism major Turnersville, New Jersey
Where Great Minds Invest in Their Futures When it comes to your education, a college should fit like your favorite pair of jeans. So, when making your decision, think about yourself first. What are your standards? What is important to you? Will you be proud wearing this school’s name on your T-shirt? Don’t rule us out because of cost, because when all is said and done, a Seton Hall education may be more within your reach than you think. We want to help you realize your college dream by making college affordable. At Seton Hall, 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and about 97 percent of these students receive scholarships or grant money directly from the University. Last year alone, we gave our students more than $98 million in grants and scholarships. For a financial aid estimate, check out our Net Cost Calculator at www.shu.edu/calculator. Many students are surprised to learn that the actual cost of attending Seton Hall after they receive scholarships and grants may be comparable to a public school. For some students, we guarantee this right up front. Our Public Tuition Rate Program offers high-achieving students the opportunity to receive a discounted tuition rate comparable to a public university. Learn more at www.shu.edu/ptr.
Scholarships All students are automatically considered for a University Scholarship at the point of admission based on their academic record. Generally the higher a student’s academic profile the higher the scholarship award. Notification of these awards is sent alongwith your admission decision.
In addition, there are many other scholarship opportunities available at Seton Hall. These are specialized awards for students with specific interests or talents, like pre-med students or students with a strong record of community service, those interested in our debate team or pep band, or children of alumni, just to name a few. Many of these awards require a special application and have an application deadline of January 15. Learn more or apply today by visiting www.shu.edu/scholarships.
Financial Aid Scholarships from Seton Hall are only one source of financial aid. In addition you may qualify for need-based assistance from the federal or state government, as well as from Seton Hall University. The only way to find out if you qualify is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — the FAFSA, for short. Filing the FAFSA is also the only way to qualify for low-interest student and parent loans and federal work-study jobs on campus. The FAFSA is the only form we require (we don’t require the CSS Profile). You can apply online by visiting www.fafsa.gov. Make sure you list Seton Hall on your FAFSA form, along with our code: 002632. It is important that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible. We recommend doing so by November 1 prior to enrollment. It is critical to file on time as some aid is given on a first come-first served basis. We recommend you use the IRS data retrieval tool.
98 percent of Seton Hall students receive scholarships or grant money directly from the University. Last year, we gave our students more than $100+ million in grants and scholarships.
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Plan Your Visit Today
The best way to truly experience Seton Hall is to visit — in person. Nestled in the charming village of South Orange, New Jersey, Seton Hall’s suburban campus is only 14 miles from New York City (30 minutes by train). A two-hour visit will provide you with an information session with an admissions counselor, the opportunity for questions and answers, and a tour of our 58-acre parklike campus. Campus tours are usually led by a current Seton Hall student guide, which gives you and your family the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the students, facilities and academic life at Seton Hall.
Campus Tours Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m., Noon & 2 p.m. Tours are also offered every Friday on our Interprofessional Health Sciences campus in Nutley/Clifton. Tours are not available on holidays, when the University is on break or closed or on other special dates. If you’d like to sign up for a tour or view specific details about available dates, visit our website at
Open Houses We also host Open House events for students to learn more about Seton Hall. Join us in October, November, February or April for one of these events. Traveling from out of state? Newark Liberty International Airport is the closest and most convenient to campus. If you need to stay in the area, we suggest you stay at a hotel in West Orange, New Jersey, which has a Residence Inn, Courtyard Marriot and a Best Western. Register today:
he community at Seton Hall is amazing,especially the faculty. The small class sizes allow you to get to know your professors, which makes it easy to approach them with questions or ask them for advice. I can always rely on my professors for help. They truly care about my success.” Ashley Mapp Psychology major Ewing, New Jersey
FASTFACTS History Founded: 1856 by Reverend James Roosevelt Bayley Namesake: Elizabeth Ann Seton, first American-born saint Affiliation: Catholic, one of the oldest diocesan universities in the U.S. Location: South Orange, New Jersey, suburban setting 30 minutes from NYC Academics Majors and Programs: 90+ Average Class Size: 21 Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Internship Opportunities: 17,000+ Students in Internships: 81% Employment Rate: 92% Mid-Career Earnings: 50% higher than national average Student Profile Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,200 Freshman Living in Campus Housing: 80% Diversity Rate: 45% States Represented: 50 Countries Represented: 70 Female 55% | Male 45% Graduate Enrollment: 4,300 Freshman Application Profile Average GPA: 3.6 Average SAT: 1235 Average ACT: 26.5
Student Life NCAA Division I Sports: 14 BIG EAST Conference Intramural and Club Sports: 25+ Student Organizations: 130+ Greek Societies: 22 2019-20 Costs Tuition and Fees: $44,080 Room and Board: $15,222 Financial Aid Seton Hall Dollars Awarded to Students Annually: Over $100+ million aid dollars Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98% Deadlines Early Action I: November 15 Early Action II: December 15 Regular Decision I: February 1 Regular Decision II: March 1 FAFSA Filing: November 1 Scholarship: January 15 Important Codes SAT: 2811 | ACT: 2606 | FAFSA: 002632
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transferred to Seton Hall from Syracuse because I wanted to be closer to New York City. It was a great decision because Seton Hall has a caring environment and felt like home. I became a youth ambassador at the U.N., studied abroad in Italy and interned at the World Food Program.â€? Cara Richardson Diplomacy and International Relations and Economics majors Bridgewater, New Jersey
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